Brussels, 13 June 2007 - Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), welcomes the acceptance by the Government of Sudan of the joint AU/UN proposal for a Hybrid Operation reached during the high-level tripartite consultations held in Addis Ababa on 11−12 June 2007. Mr Solana also calls for an expeditious and transparent implementation of the three-phase approach to peacekeeping in Darfur.
High Representative Solana trusts that this positive outcome will constitute a major factor for the improvement of the situation in Darfur. He also urges the parties to comply with the need for an immediate comprehensive cease-fire accompanied by an inclusive political process to enable a sustainable peace in Darfur.
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